Cambridge Cleantech’s internationalisation Special Interest Group




The internationalisation SIG is made for support with organising overseas missions, finding out about soft landing services and keeping track of export opportunities.





The aim of the Indian focus for this SIG is to create a dynamic  Indo-UK network to exchange and share knowledge, solve problems, support policy development, commercial opportunities between various stakeholders like innovators, governments, funding community and corporates in the cleantech space.


The “Indian SIG” is chaired by Karthik Durgaprasad. He is a senior economic development professional with 20 years of UK experience in business development, innovation support and start-ups. He has worked and delivered a wide range of business growth programs for local authorities and currently serves as an inward investment officer at Essex County Council.


Since 2015, Karthik has worked on various projects supporting Indo-UK opportunities in Smart Cities, Cleantech & EVs and international trade. He has participated and hosted multiple delegations between both the countries, supported UK SMEs to explore and scale up in the Indian market. Over the last 6 years he has developed strong working relations with the FCDO, DIT, Indian government, civil servants, and industry contacts. Having graduated in India, Karthik understands the business culture, practices and can fluently speak in both Hindi and Tamil.


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Dr Frank Leneve, is the Principal Partner of Blue Link Worldwide, and chair of the internationalisation SIG. His company helps ambitious companies expand their business by entering new international markets. With a solid experience of helping 100’s companies seeking to make a US entry, Frank has an exceptional UK & global network. Contact him for introductions and access to a network of HNW individuals, C- suite, Board Level executives and array of international specialist professional advisers, UK, EMEA and overseas governmental and trade bodies.


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The internationalisation group is led by Jeff Tucker of March Publishing with specialist knowledge on Asia and supported by Nicky Wightman of Savills and Yanray Rozier of Cambridge Environment Technology.


Jeff Tucker is the Director of Sustainability for the Pacific Basin Economic Council which complements his work with Cambridge Cleantech and sits alongside my work with NGOs (including the UN), business leaders, academics and governments around the globe. His focus is the formulation and communication of policy and running programmes & initiatives relating to sustainable development (including environmental management, green technologies, intelligent transport and smart cities) and social responsibility in the UK, Europe and SE Asia.


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